Walter and Gladys Hill Public School develops engaged 21st century learners from ECDP to Grade 6. Our students are ethical, global citizens learning through collaboration and inquiry with an entrepreneurial spirit that meaningfully contributes to society.

Grade 1 - Mrs Swain

Hello! My name is Colleen Swain and I am so excited to be teaching grade one this year, here at Walter & Gladys Hill Public School. This is my second year at Walter & Gladys, and I am looking forward to sharing my  love of learning with all of the amazing kiddos in my grade one class. 

After completing my Education degree at the University of Saskatchewan, I made the move up to Fort McMurray to pursue my teaching career. I have been a teacher with the public school district since  2007, and have spent most of my 13 years teaching in early elementary, but I have also held positions at  the Jr. high level.

When I am not teaching, you can usually find me on the ball diamond or in the rink. I love playing and  watching sports and enjoy lake life with my family in the summer. 

I am so excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Walter and Gladys grade one team, and I look forward to getting to know you and your family throughout the school year.

You can contact me at or through the school main line 780-743-3101